University of California, Riverside

UC-Mexico Initiative


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The fundamental pillars of the University of California's Mexico Initiative are academic mobility, collaborative research and binational engagement. Our motivation is to redefine binational collaboration through strategic and equal partnerships and the following approaches: technology and innovations to provide stimuli to fuel economic growth in California and Mexico; academic exchange and collaborations to create an intellectual powerhouse and educate and prepare the workforce of tomorrow; and through engagement to solve shared and complex social, political, environmental and economic problems.

Upcoming Activities

UCEAP Global Leadership Program: Mexico City and Sacramento

University of California students of political science, public policy, business, media and communications or related fields who are interested in Latino and/or binational issues will receive leadership training through coursework and experiential learning in Mexico City and Sacramento. Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your campus EAP Office. For more information regarding the program, read about it on the UCEAP's program website:

Frontera Fridays: Port to Port - San Diego & Ensenada Maritime Infrastructure

Frontera Friday is a quarterly event organized by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and the Urban Studies and Planning Program at UC San Diego to connect leaders from both sides of the border to the University and to serve as a platform for learning, networking and discussing opportunities to strengthen our binational region. This April 2016, Frontera Friday will focus on our binational maritime infrastructure and its importance to our regional economy both in terms of tourism and trade. During the day, visits will be made to both the Ports of San Diego Ensenada to learn about their current activities and planned improvements.

There is no cost for this event, which is made possible through a generous donation by Sempra to UC San Diego in honor of the legacy of Chuck Nathanson and the San Diego Dialogue and through the support of our community partners SIMNSA Health Plan and Southwest Airlines. Registration is very limited, and the deadline is March 25, 2016. If interested, please register at



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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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